The Associated Press Published 1:43 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 East Rutherford, N.J. — Los Angeles, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and Dallas were among the eight cities and venues chosen to be the home sites when the XFL launches its inaugural season in February 2020. Commissioner and chief executive Oliver Luck also said there will be franchises in Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C., when the league kicks off the weekend of Feb. 8-9. “After months of research and consideration, we’re thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL’s eight inaugural teams,” said Luck. “We are committed to being ingrained in the local community and extremely fortunate that our teams will have world-class facilities to call home.” The football league founded by wrestling entrepreneur Vince McMahon will be absent in several of the largest television markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta. It will have … [Read more...] about Los Angeles, Dallas, N.Y.-N.J. , D.C. headline XFL cities for 2020
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week in Washington, the knives were out: Michael Cohen turned on President Trump, Paul Manafort turned on Robert Mueller, Trump turned on General Motors and his own Fed Bank chairman, and Congress turned on its former fave, Saudi Arabia. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, where I’m re-acclimating to the Swamp after a week overseas and unplugged from the news. Hope you all got a chance to recharge, too, because this post-Thanksgiving week of D.C. news has been a doozy. Starting off: President Donald Trump’s legal problems, and the investigation into his 2016 campaign’s ties with Russia, resurfaced this week and dominated the news cycle more so than in months. In a New York City federal courtroom on Thursday, former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen cut a … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: President Individual 1
By Fernando Ramirez Published 12:05 pm CST, Monday, December 3, 2018 @MyndiL @MyndiL Photo: @MyndiL Photo: @MyndiL Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 @MyndiL @MyndiL Photo: @MyndiL Social media reacts to George H.W. Bush motorcade leaving for D.C. 1 / 18 Back to Gallery Hundreds of Houstonians watched from their homes, offices, and cars as George H.W. Bush's motorcade passed through the city. The body of the 41st president was escorted to Ellington Airport on Monday morning in order to be flown out to Washington D.C. From there, the former U.S. president will lie at the US Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday. Bush passed away at the age of 94 after serving as president, vice … [Read more...] about Social media reacts to George H.W. Bush motorcade leaving for D.C.
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 3, 2018 / 9:34 AM GMT By Adiel Kaplan, Kalen Goodluck, Kaitlin Sullivan and Pauliina Siniauer After Teresa Hershey nearly died from complications of a hysterectomy, she wanted future patients to know about the potential dangers of choosing robotic surgery for the operation. In 2013, the California woman added a detailed account of how the robot that operated on her had burned a hole in her bowels to a database maintained by the Food and Drug Administration. The database is meant to warn the medical community about the risks associated with medical devices. Hershey’s was one of hundreds of similar accounts about the same robotic device. But earlier this year, the FDA made a rule change that could curtail that database, which was already considered to be of limited scope by medical researchers and the FDA itself. The new rule, … [Read more...] about Medical device makers spend millions lobbying to loosen regs in D.C.
Legal A Washington bar has come up dry in its David vs. Goliath legal challenge to what it claims is unfair competition from President Donald Trump and his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon on Monday dismissed the suit brought last year by Cork Wine Bar, alleging that Trump was using his official position to increase business for the Trump International Hotel, including from foreign officials and embassies eager to cozy up to the administration.Story Continued Below However, Leon ruled that actions like using the White House to promote a family business are part of the rough-and-tumble of the free market and don’t constitute a violation of the District of Columbia’s common-law ban on unfair competition, even if they ultimately hurt competing firms like Cork. “Unfortunately for Cork, ‘competition is not a tort ... ’ Nor should it be,” Leon wrote. “To hold actionable Cork’s allegations in this … [Read more...] about D.C. bar loses case against Trump and his hotel